The Last Ship

Mon 9 Apr to Sat 14 Apr 2018


£35 - £10

★★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ What's On Stage ★★★★ The Guardian

Following widespread critical acclaim and five star reviews at its maiden voyage in Newcastle, The Last Ship will sail into the Liverpool as part of a UK & Ireland tour.

Led by a brilliant ensemble cast including Richard Fleeshman, Charlie Hardwick, Joe McGann and Frances McNamee, this show features a moving and heartfelt story of love, life and hope. This personal musical inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, shows the collective defiance of a community facing the demise of the shipbuilding industry alongside a poignant and moving romantic tale of childhood sweethearts and the adults they grew up to become. 

Featuring an awe-inspiring set by award-winning 59 Productions, The Last Ship is the UK and Ireland premiere of Sting’s heartfelt and empowering new musical.

Image: St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Designed by by Joseph Nuttgens in 2006 in celebration of Newcastle’s industrial heritage  
Photograph: Peter Loud


Northern Stage in association with Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker.


Cast Includes Joe McGann, Charlie Hardwick, Richard Fleeshman, Frances McNamee

Music and lyrics Sting

Director Lorne Campbell

New book by Lorne Campbell

Original book by John Logan & Brian Yorkey


The Last Ship

“Some of the most thrilling choral writing I’ve heard in a British musical”

The Last Ship

"A gorgeous, glorious, fist-in-the-air roar of defiance"

The Last Ship

“Truly amazing”



Watch Sting and Richard Fleeshman perform a track from The Last Ship on BBC Breakfast
The Last Ship // reviews

"Heart-breaking, uplifting, intimate and universal"
The Stage

"Truly amazing"
The Telegraph

"There is no denying the show’s passion and resonance"
The Times

"A triumphant homecoming"
What’s On Stage

Sunday Mirror

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Post-show discussion

Held in the auditorium with members of the cast & creative team
Tue 10 Apr, following the 7.30pm performance | FREE
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